Income Classification: 2nd Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 20
Land Area: 64,428,800 sq m
Population (MPDO, December 2015): 40,243
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 22,912
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Under the present administration, economic, social, cultural and political aspects are given priorities. The administration gives more attention on livelihood development (agricultural, industrial and technical), the local inhabitants are sectorally represented, and even the marginalized sector of the society is given attention. People’s empowerment in all divisions of the local government are enjoined to become part and act as the key factor on the desired development. The administration likewise adheres to the plans/programs and activities of the national government. The local officials also administer different measures to attain progress in the newly established commercial district based on the approved Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance of the municipality. Tourism promotion is also a part of the livelihood program of this LGU, and is gaining income in collaboration with the barangays.
Guiling-guiling is the first ever written name of the Municipality of Siniloan. In 1583, twelve years after the colonization of the city of Manila and the province of Laguna, a group of Spaniards aboard the vessel docked along Laguna de Bay. At that time, some native women are milling palay seeds in the ricefield, the Spaniards asked for the name of the place, but due to miscommunication, the natives thought that they were asked for what are they doing, and they responded “kami po ay gumigiling”. The Spaniards repeated the word and they could hardly pronounced the word properly resulting to a repeated word guiling-guiling. And they name the place GUILING-GUILING.
But it was not last long when three brothers in the name of Juan Pili, Juan Puhawan and Juan Puno in 1604 in which the place was renamed. These three brothers because they were fishermen, they elect to settle along the riverbanks. They were able to prosper in dividing the area they are tilling equally for themselves. A priest inquired how these brothers divided the place from among themselves. They all responded, SINLULUANG, (meaning equally and just), from thereon, the place was called SINLULUANG. Because still the Spanish Conquest adores cannot pronounced the word, it came to be SINILOAN.
The Municipality of Siniloan is an L-shaped mass located between the plains of Sierra Mountain Ranges and the Laguna de Bay. It is bounded on the North by the municipality of Famy, and Real, Quezon on the West by the municipality of Mabitac, on the South by Laguna de Bay and on the East by Municipality of Pangil. It is geographically located on coordinates, 14 degrees 26 minutes latitude, and 121 degrees 27 minutes longitude. It is about 120 kilometers from Manila via Manila East Road passing the town of Tanay, Antipolo in the province of Rizal, and about 113 kilometers via South Luzon Expressway. Water transport from Manila via Laguna de Bay is possible.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture
Tourist Destinations: Siniloan Municipality, Plaza Siniloan, Mt. Romelo Macatad, The Majestic Buruwisan & the 6 Magnificent Falls – Sebakon Falls, Lanzones Falls, Sapang Labo Falls, Twin Falls, Batya-batya Falls, Sampaloc Falls and Buruwisan Falls, Kipot Falls Brgy. Macatad, Kalawang Falls Brgy. Llavac, Putting Bato Brgy. Macatad, August Inn, Tubig ng Buhay, RR Resort, Tulay na Bato Falls Magsaysay, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Parish Church, Laguna State Polytechnic University, NIA Road, Buhay Elementary School, Siniloan Elementary School, Siniloan National High School, Temprosa Resort
Special Events/Festivals: Guilingan Festival, Siniloan Day, Mayor’s Cup
Address: Municipal Hall, E.Castro St. Bagumbarangay, Siniloan, Laguna
Phone: (049) 501-8053 / 501-6814
Fax: (049) 501-8053